Arts and Crafts: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Great Artists and Designers 1 (Questions)

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Studying art and design is partly about learning new techniques like shading or color mixing, and partly about learning about the development of art over the centuries. One aspect of this is the most famous historical artists whose works have shaped the art world.

How much do you know about the great artists, craft makers and designers of the past? Try this quiz and find out!

1. Which artist is famous for paintings such as Blue Nude 2 and Dance?
[ ] Claude Monet
[ ] Jackson Pollock
[ ] Edgar Degas
[ ] Henri Matisse
2. What kinds of painting was Georgia O'Keeffe most noted for?
[ ] Large, beautiful flowers
[ ] Small portraits of dogs
[ ] Close ups of eyes
[ ] Collages of feathers
3. Paul Cézanne was a French artist whose work bridged which two centuries?
[ ] 13th and 14th
[ ] 17th and 18th
[ ] 16th and 17th
[ ] 19th and 20th
4. One of the very first abstract artists was a Russian. What was his name?
[ ] Michaelangelo
[ ] Vincent Van Gogh
[ ] Claude Monet
[ ] Wassily Kandinsky
5. Mary Quant was a big design influence during which decade?
[ ] The 1990s
[ ] The 1940s
[ ] The 1980s
[ ] The 1960s
6. Vivienne Westwood's fashion designs brought which style into the mainstream?
[ ] Ballroom dresses
[ ] Punk
[ ] Pastel panty hose
[ ] School uniform
7. Saul Bass was an American designer most noted for what?
[ ] Shoes and boots
[ ] Soft drinks cans
[ ] Large buildings in America
[ ] Film titles and posters
8. Salvatore Ferragamo famously designed which item of clothing?
[ ] Hats
[ ] Gloves
[ ] Shoes
[ ] Skirts
9. Vera Wang is famous for her designs of very expensive what?
[ ] Trousers
[ ] Hats
[ ] Shoes
[ ] Wedding dresses
10. Tom Ford is an American fashion designer who also does what?
[ ] Builds aircraft
[ ] Guards Buckingham Palace
[ ] Conducts wedding ceremonies
[ ] Directs films
Arts and Crafts: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Great Artists and Designers 1 (Answers)
1. Which artist is famous for paintings such as Blue Nude 2 and Dance?
[ ] Claude Monet
[ ] Jackson Pollock
[ ] Edgar Degas
[x] Henri Matisse
Matisse loved color and many of his works are vibrant and full of colors!
2. What kinds of painting was Georgia O'Keeffe most noted for?
[x] Large, beautiful flowers
[ ] Small portraits of dogs
[ ] Close ups of eyes
[ ] Collages of feathers
O'Keeffe is sometimes called the 'Mother of American Modernism' for her style and influence
3. Paul Cézanne was a French artist whose work bridged which two centuries?
[ ] 13th and 14th
[ ] 17th and 18th
[ ] 16th and 17th
[x] 19th and 20th
His style was known as 'post-impressionism' as it came after this movement
4. One of the very first abstract artists was a Russian. What was his name?
[ ] Michaelangelo
[ ] Vincent Van Gogh
[ ] Claude Monet
[x] Wassily Kandinsky
Kandinsky was a great artist famed for his use of vibrant colors
5. Mary Quant was a big design influence during which decade?
[ ] The 1990s
[ ] The 1940s
[ ] The 1980s
[x] The 1960s
Quant is one of the designers who took the credit for hot pants and mini skirts
6. Vivienne Westwood's fashion designs brought which style into the mainstream?
[ ] Ballroom dresses
[x] Punk
[ ] Pastel panty hose
[ ] School uniform
Westwood's designs were often over the top and very impractical!
7. Saul Bass was an American designer most noted for what?
[ ] Shoes and boots
[ ] Soft drinks cans
[ ] Large buildings in America
[x] Film titles and posters
He also designed many famous logos for companies such as United Airlines
8. Salvatore Ferragamo famously designed which item of clothing?
[ ] Hats
[ ] Gloves
[x] Shoes
[ ] Skirts
His autobiography is called 'The Shoemaker of Dreams'!
9. Vera Wang is famous for her designs of very expensive what?
[ ] Trousers
[ ] Hats
[ ] Shoes
[x] Wedding dresses
Famous clients include Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian
10. Tom Ford is an American fashion designer who also does what?
[ ] Builds aircraft
[ ] Guards Buckingham Palace
[ ] Conducts wedding ceremonies
[x] Directs films
He is most famous for improving the Gucci brand